fall ferry trip Gulf Islands

Let’s Take a Fall Ferry Trip in the Southern Gulf Islands

Hastings House originally sponsored this look at a fall ferry trip in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. A ferry tour in the Southern Gulf Islands, fills the bill for a unique fall adventure. What traveler doesn’t appreciate beautiful scenery, uncrowded islands and enough activities to satisfy the most active of baby boomers? Visit […]

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Wild Pacific Trail

Walking the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, B.C.

On a Vancouver Island road trip, walking the Wild Pacific Trail offers visitors to Ucluelet, the opportunity to get out of the car for an exercise break. But don’t move so fast that you fail to appreciate the dramatic ocean views and serene forest setting. Alan and I attended a Porsche Club event at Black […]

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Ptarmigan Cirque

Active Fall Travel in the Canadian Rockies

If you’re looking to spend some time in the beautiful outdoors this fall, why not head up north to the Canadian Rockies? This majestic mountain range is full of active travel opportunities like hiking, biking, boating, etc. There’s so much to do, in fact, that pinpointing a destination among the many incredible options can be an […]

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Cassiar Highway in northern British Columbia

Driving the Cassiar Highway on an Alaska Highway Road Trip

Are you a baby boomer who likes traveling off-the-beaten-path? If you’re planning an Alaska Highway road trip, don’t miss driving the Cassiar Highway—also know as Highway 37 BC—for isolation, scenery and an in-the-middle-of-nowhere vibe. The 450 miles of rugged beauty journeys through northern British Columbia from the Skeena River Bridge on the Yellowhead Highway to […]

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Lake Louise in Banff National Park

Enjoying a Nordic Ski Trip in the Canadian Rockies

How does cuddling up beside a crackling fire in a lodge tucked away in the Canadian Rockies after a day of cross-country skiing sound? Nice, right? There are tons of active travel opportunities in Alberta and British Columbia where you can do exactly this and more. Today’s guest writer, Leigh McAdam from HikeBikeTravel, lets us […]

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Prince Rupert Ferry scenic view

Riding the Prince Rupert Ferry on an Alaska Highway Road Trip

What does riding the Prince Rupert Ferry have to do with an Alaska Highway road trip? It’s the off-the-beaten-path way to get there. Our favorite! Read on for Prince Rupert Ferry tips that will take you there, too. The soft shades of morning sunlight illuminates Scarlett Point as the M. V. Northern Expedition (Prince Rupert […]

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Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

Luxury and Wildlife at Inn the Estuary

As tidal waters flowed in and out to the Straight of Georgia, two deer moved delicately through the high grasses of Nanoose/Bonnel Estuary on Vancouver Island. If we squinted our eyes—or looked through binoculars—Alan and I could observe a pair of bald eagles surveying the scene from the top branches of a tree near the edge […]

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Scarlett Point lighthouse

Scenes from the road: Alaska Highway week one

While Alan and I are traveling on our Alaska Highway adventure (#YukonHo!), we’ll be posting weekly photo updates. Since time and internet connections are tight, we won’t waste any precious seconds introducing you to Alaska Highway Week One: The first leg of the road trip took us from Missoula, Montana to Republic, Washington. We made a […]

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Sampling an original Nanaimo Bar on the Nanaimo Bar Trail

Hitting the trail in Nanaimo

Would you like to hit the trail in Nanaimo, British Columbia? No, I don’t mean a hiking trail that climbs through a Vancouver Island rainforest or a path that skirts the scenic coast. I’m talking about a city trail in the historic center of downtown Nanaimo where the purpose of our walk is to sample […]

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